New PC build check

Hello all,

I am building a new gaming PC. I want to try to overclock (for the very first time), and I am just not sure if these specs will run together.

+ i7-950
+ GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
+ XFX Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ
+ Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1333C9 6GB

+ OCZ StealthXStream 2 700W ATX12V
+ Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green

Thank you all in advance.

Cheers,
Bonnie
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  1. maybe u want to change hdd, for a samsung f3 1tb drive. its much faster. and you dont have a case, i suggest a coolmaster haff 912
  2. or a haf 922 if u want some growing room!

    btw if you wanna overclock get an aftermarket heatsink

    id suggest a Hyper 212+
  3. yep get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb, not a caviar
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=g.skill_pi_series-_-20-231-335-_-Product

    This ram is better. runs at 1600 on lower voltage and with lower latency. It's cheaper, too.
  5. I already have a case, that's why I didn't mention it. It is a CM690II.

    What do you think of this harddrive. It is the same price as Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb, except bigger.

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1500GB 1.5TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM

    Also, another question, is 700W enough?
    Thanks!
  6. @mortonww

    Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1333C9 6GB is only $85 at my retail store. I don't think I am willing to spend double for the improvement. Unless I am missing something.
  7. oh wow. Nevermind, then. Also, you don't want the 7200.11 drives from Seagate. I don't know the specifics, but a lot of people had problems with those drives. If you want a Seagate, 7200.12s are better.
  8. Alright. I think I have everything I need. Thanks a lot everyone.
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